I was skimming through some photos of a recent Star Wars day at California's LEGOLAND when I noticed a kid dressed like Luke Skywalker riding a tauntaun. It was one of the cutest costumes I have seen on this side of the galaxy. I don't know if I could cut open that tauntaun for survival. Out of curiosity I looked around for other Hoth inspired costumes. I had no idea it was so popular. As you can imagine, the costumes go from adorable to frightening to hilarious. To give my search for tauntauns purpose, I decided to round up my favorites for other people to enjoy.
This is Scott Holden and his tauntaun. Let's call him Bob. Holden built Bob the tauntaun for a Zone Ball in 2009. He's actually using stilts inside this massive beast. See photos of construction at at Technabob.
Yes, that's a tauntaun dress. With a picture of Luke "inside." I don't know why, but this one disturbs me. Found on Ugo.
A fantastic tauntaun from Star Wars: Celebration III. Photo by Bonnie Burton.
This version has a few anatomy problems. The most noticeable issue is the square head. The fur is also off, but I guess somewhere there could be tauntauns with brown fur. Maybe Tatooine tauntauns? No? I think the guy gets a C for halfway effort. Photo by Chanuck
And finally, because you shouldn't limit the fun to one person - a tauntaun costume made for two by Victor Huang.
Have you seen any of these creatures out in the convention wilds? Please share links in the comments!